Toolkits and resources from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau’s Peer Education and Evaluation Resource (PEER) Center are designed for Ryan White HIV/AIDS program grantees, clinics, AIDS Service Organizations and other training organizations. Funded by taxpayer dollars, these materials are in the public domain and can be used free of charge.
- Building Blocks to Peer Program Success: Peer Program Development Toolkit. This capacity-building toolkit provides a framework for organizations to successfully use peers to engage and retain people living with HIV/AIDS in care and treatment. The contents include organizational readiness; peer program design; peer roles and responsibilities; recruiting, hiring, orienting and supervising peers; evaluating peer programs; and potential funding sources.
- Building Blocks to Peer Success Peer Training Toolkit for training HIV-positive peers to support people living with HIV/AIDS. Experienced trainers and training organizations can use this toolkit to design, enhance or refine their own training of peers. In addition, peer supervisors or program directors can use this toolkit to plan a peer training program for newly hired peers or provide continuing education for existing peers.
- En Espanol: Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)
- How Peers Help
- Models for Peer Programs
- PEER Center webcasts about peer programs
- Lessons Learned from the Peer Education and Training Sites/Resource and Evaluation Center (PETS/REC) Initiative 2005-2010
- Video: The Peer Program Makes a Big Difference. A peer and client at Kansas City Free Health Clinic describe their experience working together to further the client’s goals.
- Video: The Power of Peers to Change Lives. This video features Kathleen Clanon, MD, and Sally Neville, RN, MSN, discussing how peers help their patients adhere to treatment.
- Other resources